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Physical Therapy

What is it and how does it help?

Physical therapy assists in improving a child’s mobility in order to fully participate in play activities in the school, home and community. Physical therapists work with children and their families to ensure each child maximizes their potential to engage in their environment.   Each physical therapy session focuses on improving developmental motor skills (sitting, crawling, transitions), mobility (walking, wheelchair mobility) posture and positioning, and functional play.  Our physical therapists are also trained in evaluating need for assistive devices and equipment, such as wheelchairs, power mobility, gait trainers, and standers. 

Services provided by our Physical Therapy team include:

  • Motor skill assessment
  • Gait analysis
  • Wheelchair and equipment evaluations
  • Orthotic evaluation
  • Posture and balance assessments

Physical Therapy diagnoses treated include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Developmental Delay
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Toe walking
  • Torticollis
  • Genetic disorders (such as myotonic dystrophy)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Hypotonia
  • Poor Balance and Posture
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • And many more

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